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    To book or not to book?

    by MacedonianUK Online Now Sep 22, 2016 at 3:59 PM

    I am about to book flight to Moscow for next month, and I found cheap light with S7 Airlines to Domodedevo .
    The same flight with Airberlin is €100 more expensive and they both go nearly at same time.
    Now I would like to know is S7 Airlines legit and how good it is.. I have been looking on the net for more info but is bit sporadic.. So can you please enlighten me, if you have used it?
    Many thanks

    P.s posted on Russia forum too

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    Last few weeks to join the london treasure hunt if you want?

    by jo104 Online Now Sep 12, 2016 at 7:55 AM

    If you want to join us at the London treasure hunt following the flames of the Great Fire of London on Saturday 11AM AT Liberty Bounds Pub VT Meeting

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    About Itinerary created.

    by samitbabu Online Now Sep 25, 2016 at 3:17 AM

    I have just created and published my first Itinerary here. It is for Tbilisi and Georgia.
    But now that I have navigated out of this page, where can I see my itinerary in case I need to edit and revisit it ?

    Please let me know . Thanks

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  • Qustion about the armor on King Arthur's sculpture - Hofkirche Innsbruck

    by LarryP15 Online Now Sep 19, 2016 at 9:35 AM

    I recently bought an 18 inch bronze sculpture of King Arthur, reproduction of the bronze at the Hofkirche. It is highly detailed and shows the chain he is wearing, with what appears to be 4 griffins hanging on the chain, each clutching a ram on the front of the armor and repeated on the back... but the griffin on the back of Arthur's right shoulder is not clutching a ram, but instead is hanging upside down on the chain, while the ram is suspended below it. Question: Is this odd diversion in the griffin-ram theme, characteristic of the statue at the Hofkirche? Thank You! Larry Washington, USA

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    Last few weeks to join the VT Annual Treasure Hunt

    by jo104 Online Now Sep 12, 2016 at 7:56 AM

    If you want to join us at the London treasure hunt following the flames of the Great Fire of London on Saturday 11AM AT Liberty Bounds Pub sign up at VT Meeting

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  • I want to start a project : chicken farm

    by mustfa_m Online Now Sep 6, 2016 at 9:02 AM

    i want informations about this project.
    how much the cost living in mozambique?

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    Retrieving and Editing Reviews

    by TooTallFinn24 Online Now Sep 3, 2016 at 6:19 PM

    I am having difficulty in being able to open and edit reviews in cities where i do not have an introductory page. For example, I have been trying to edit my review of the Travel and Adventure Show in Santa Clara, Ca. that is included as a "thing to do," but I am unable to get it to open. What am i doing wrong? Thanks in advance.

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    Page Pic not showing for some of my pages

    by samitbabu Online Now 12 hours ago

    Some of the pages do not show the header pic and below I will give an example here
    Here is my page of Slovakia :
    " Bratislava and the High Tatras Mountains" - Slovakia by samitbabu

    But when I check my Travel Pages, the main pic does not appear.
    Can someone check this please.

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    Kind Request

    by colombotravel Online Now Sep 18, 2016 at 7:56 PM

    As we know Sri Lanka is one of a greatest place to visit in the world mainly because of the bio diversity. You simply find the difference traveling in 3 or 4 hours into the countryside. I am a Sri Lankan and use to travel frequently in diffract areas of the country. Last few days I was in Sigiriya and Dambulla. All are well with dry weather and lots of local and foreign tourists are around there.

    But one incident touched my heart so much. Because in the world of bio diversity we humans enjoy while some of other creatures are suffering. I sow lots of monkeys beg for drop of water in case no where to find any water source around. I saw there eyes are prying when people carrying water bottles drinking on their way to the Dambulla cave temple. No one seems could think of those helpless creatures but enjoy so much seen them.

    When one drop of water fallen on the dried stone Monkeys came and lick it. People trow away the empty water bottles, they come and lick them. My request is carry one extra water bottle for them and fill small stone pits with water and they can consume it. Think that we all feel thirsty.

     

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  • Kuala Lumpur stopover

    by Kennyb20002 Online Now Sep 5, 2016 at 9:44 AM

    I am arriving in Januray on the 7th leaving the 11th. ANybody recommend a good taxi/guide for transfers to/from the city. A night tour, a full day tour and a city tour inc Petronas towers.
    Any other suggestions would be appreciated

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    Zydeco legend is no more

    by Odinnthor Online Now Sep 24, 2016 at 11:52 AM

    Just a note to share the news. Louisiana's Zydeco music legend Stanley "Buckwheat Zydeco" Dural Jr.. lost his battle with Cancer at 68. Buckwheat was to Zydeco music what Bob Marley was to Reggae. The Creole roots of Zydeco music is celebrated by the accordion played by Buckwheat. He introduced Zydeco music to the world, and he will be missed.

    youtube.com/watch?v=vjFYEoH9...

    youtube.com/watch?v=bbi3Y99V...

    .....and an entire concert.......

    youtube.com/watch?v=Vda7EuQc...

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    About VT App

    by samitbabu Online Now Sep 19, 2016 at 10:56 PM

    Will Virtual tourist have an iOS or Android App in the near future ?

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    Billet-doux

    by anilpradhanshillong Online Now Sep 17, 2016 at 4:37 AM

    What did you do with your billet-doux? Or what are you planning to do with them? Leave them around after you have left or burn them to a cinder so no one else can read them later? Or will you ask your 'bitter-half' what to do with them?

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  • A possible move overseas

    by Sweedeebird Online Now Sep 11, 2016 at 8:26 AM

    Hi! We are looking into the possibility of moving our family (two children ages 3 and 5) from Canada to southern France. Has anyone had any experience with the international schools there? We would like to come over for 3 or 4 weeks to explore first and wondered when the best time of year would be to do this? None of us speak the language, but we all intend to learn. Can anyone offer any advice? Thank you kindly! Marie

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    BERMUDA TRIANGLE: SHIP REAPPEARS 90 YEARS AFTER GOING MISSING!

    by IngaA Online Now Aug 30, 2016 at 3:20 AM

    Interesting article. If this is true, miracles happen. I don't know if I should believe it or not, still looks like a fentesy for me.
    What about you ?

    lovelystories.xyz/bermuda-tr...

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    Where do you think the Olympics should be held?

    by mccalpin Online Now Sep 21, 2016 at 9:18 PM

    I don't mean this as a political question; rather a serious question on the growing problem of cities withdrawing their bids or even just refusing to bid on holding the Summer Olympics because of the cost, because of security issues, and because of being stuck with sports venues that the city can't use effectively after the Olympics are over.

    I see that Rome just withdrew its application to host the Summer Olympics, joining Boston and Hamburg who have also withdrawn their bids, and Lord knows how many cities who won't even bother to apply. Two huge reasons are that (1) the host city invariably spends way more money than they intended, and (2) they are left with large sports venues that they have no way of effectively using. Even the Chinese sports venues are deteriorating, yet if any country could just order cities and sports teams to use the venues, you would think that China could.

    Honestly, I feel that we should strongly consider just returning the Summer Games to Greece and holding them there every 4 years (the Winter Games are a different story, and I don't think that they are such a problem). This would have multiple benefits: (1) the venues in Greece would be maintained (they aren't now) because they would be used every 4 years, (2) since tourism is the biggest industry in Greece, this would be a huge and permanent boon to the Greek economy, and (3) it would avoid the non-stop appearance of bribery, fraud, and theft that occurs with the choice of the new city and the massive public spending projects that we hear about in every city. Don't we seem to hear every 4 years of bribes taken by the IOC to pick this city or that? If we just stopped picking a new city every 4 years, we could eliminate a huge concern about the integrity of the Games.

    No, I am not suggesting that we go back to Olimpia in the Peloponnesus - pretty place that it is - but if we would just settle on one place (i.e. the existing venues in and around Athens from the 2004 Games), we would solve a lot of problems...and help out the birthplace of democracy at the same time...what do you guys think?

    Bill

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    Taking pictures in tight places. Best lens for de-fishing?

    by GyuriFT Online Now Sep 12, 2016 at 12:50 AM

    This question is probably best for Manfred, but anyone else who has the idea is welcome to answer.
    What real fish-eye lens (any full-format mount or MFT) is the best for "de-fishing"?

    I heard that the old Canon 15mm is pretty good, either in EOS or FD mount. How about Yashica?

    For MFT the consistent rumors are, the Panasonic is not as good as the cheap SamYang (also called Rokinon and many other names).

    I do have a Russian Zenitar and it definitely has problems around the edges. Tried to de-fish few pictures of Crater Lake, the edges were crappy.

    I did read Ken Rockwell's report. So it looks like Nikon is not that great either.

    Thanks

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    GWR tickets

    by ADAMYAMEY Online Now Sep 8, 2016 at 1:49 PM

    I've just spent ages trying to book tickets on GWR's website, only to be faced endlessly with the appearance of a page that begins "Oops..."

    I rang the helpline using the number they suggested, only to have to wait for 20 minutes before being answered by someone who then transferred me to another long wait with music. I gave up, and bought the tickets from a 3rd party supplier.

    Anyone else been annoyed by GWR?

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  • Bone fracture - Appropriate medical help & actions

    by teevee Online Now 17 hours ago

    My mother in her late 70s fell and have a Colle's fracture (dinner fork) ie fracture at the wrist. She was on a cast right up to above elbow for 6 weeks. Now off it for a week and has gone for physio twice once at a public hospital and second private-physio more helpful. My question is, the physiotherapist said to come back thrice a week for the first two weeks and subsequent weeks, twice. Is this the most ideal in helping the wrist gain maximum healing to regain mobility?

    I am wondering should it be coupled with accupuncture, would bone setting help and at which point. I am not sure what lies ahead. All I want is for her to be back to normal as much as possible as her independence has been hampered alot with not being able to drive at all. So having the right medical assistance is essential and I am not sure if i am on the right track.

    The chiro doctor (public hospital) said to go for physio not saying when to go back to see him. The physio will report back on progress i guess.

    Thank you.

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    These little ear plugs allow you to understand foreign languages in real time

    by Homanded Online Now Yesterday

    These would be amazing and I'd definitely invest in a pair or two for our travels.

    boredpanda.com/real-time-tra...

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    Flight points

    by Rachel972 Online Now Sep 5, 2016 at 2:36 AM

    Not a question, but a fact!
    I had a lot of flight points of El Al, but never enough to use. Now I'm flying to Berlin with El Al, and they automatically entered my points into my reservation. The points just covered the price of one direction, so I had to pay just for getting back from Berlin to Israel. As I had to pay for one direction only, I lost the 50% discount I would have gotten if I bought the two directions. The use of the points couldn't be cancelled, so I paid the same price flying one direction, as I would have paid for two directions, and lost the points.

    It doesn't matter that much, because we usually fly to Greece with Aegean, which costs much less than El Al.

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  • pfsmalo's Profile Photo

    oodles of it

    by pfsmalo Online Now Sep 16, 2016 at 9:47 AM

    Looks like I'm in the money.......

    Good Evening I am Ad**s Robert,I contacted you concerning the fund $ 9.5 M***n dollars deposited in a bank here by my late client who bear the same name with you. Please contact for more details in my private email (rob*****r@gmail.com).i wait for reply.

     

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    How to arrange internet connection

    by GyuriFT Online Now Sep 7, 2016 at 10:20 AM

    My landlord changes the internet setup so soon I won't have internet connection in France depending on the landlord. She promised to help but both of us seem to suffer from ADD, too much distraction.

    I need to focus now how to get it arranged ASAP.

    What provider?
    How long does it take? (There is a designated phone connector)
    Usual monthly costs?

    Thanks

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    For those who might be visiting London.......

    by leics Online Now Aug 30, 2016 at 1:03 PM

    The wonderful schematic Tube map dates from 1931 (thank you, Harry Beck). But, if you don't know London or don't know it very well, it's difficult to work out howw far one Tube station is from another. It can sometimes be quicker ...and is always cheaper....to walk from A to B than take the Tube. 

    80+ years on, Transport for London have finally published a Tube map which shows walking times (in minutes) between Tube stations. It's excellent and imo very useful indeed.

    Sample below, full map on content.tfl.gov.uk/walking-t...

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    Some people come into our lives and quickly go.. ..........

    by sudo2008 Online Now Sep 15, 2016 at 12:33 AM

    Hi friends , after long , i am here, i will not share reason, today i will share something interesting......... Some people come into our lives and quickly go.. Some people become friends and stay awhile... leaving beautiful footprints on our hearts. and we are never quite the same because we have made a good friend!! Yesterday is history. Tomorrow a mystery. Today is a gift. That's why it's called the present! I think this is special...live and savour every moment... This is not a dress rehearsal! Right Now - -somebody is thinking of you. -somebody is caring about you. -somebody misses you -somebody wants to talk to you. -somebody wants to be with you. -somebody hopes you aren't in trouble. -somebody is thankful for the support you have provided. -somebody wants to hold your hand. -somebody hopes everything turns out all right. -somebody wants you to be happy. -somebody wants you to find him/her. -somebody is celebrating your successes. -somebody wants to give you a gift. -somebody thinks that you ARE a gift. -somebody loves you. -somebody admires your strength. -somebody is thinking of you and smiling. -somebody wants to be your shoulder to cry on. __________________ "Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around." ( Source Internet )

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    Page Pic not showing for some of my pages

    by samitbabu Online Now 12 hours ago

    Some of the pages do not show the header pic and below I will give an example here
    Here is my page of Slovakia :
    " Bratislava and the High Tatras Mountains" - Slovakia by samitbabu

    But when I check my Travel Pages, the main pic does not appear.
    Can someone check this please.

    4 Replies 3 hours ago
  • Bone fracture - Appropriate medical help & actions

    by teevee Online Now 17 hours ago

    My mother in her late 70s fell and have a Colle's fracture (dinner fork) ie fracture at the wrist. She was on a cast right up to above elbow for 6 weeks. Now off it for a week and has gone for physio twice once at a public hospital and second private-physio more helpful. My question is, the physiotherapist said to come back thrice a week for the first two weeks and subsequent weeks, twice. Is this the most ideal in helping the wrist gain maximum healing to regain mobility?

    I am wondering should it be coupled with accupuncture, would bone setting help and at which point. I am not sure what lies ahead. All I want is for her to be back to normal as much as possible as her independence has been hampered alot with not being able to drive at all. So having the right medical assistance is essential and I am not sure if i am on the right track.

    The chiro doctor (public hospital) said to go for physio not saying when to go back to see him. The physio will report back on progress i guess.

    Thank you.

    8 Replies 20 minutes ago
  • ricky52's Profile Photo

    It is on its way

    by ricky52 Online Now 20 hours ago

    86 more sleeps and counting.

    20 Replies 6 hours ago
  • Homanded's Profile Photo

    These little ear plugs allow you to understand foreign languages in real time

    by Homanded Online Now Yesterday

    These would be amazing and I'd definitely invest in a pair or two for our travels.

    boredpanda.com/real-time-tra...

    8 Replies Yesterday
  • mccalpin's Profile Photo

    The location of the next Friday VT pub?

    by mccalpin Online Now Yesterday

    theweek.com/speedreads/65149...

    I'm thinking that this would be a good place to have the next Friday VT pub(!)...

    Bill

    18 Replies 12 hours ago
  • samitbabu's Profile Photo

    About Itinerary created.

    by samitbabu Online Now Sep 25, 2016 at 3:17 AM

    I have just created and published my first Itinerary here. It is for Tbilisi and Georgia.
    But now that I have navigated out of this page, where can I see my itinerary in case I need to edit and revisit it ?

    Please let me know . Thanks

    3 Replies Sep 25, 2016 at 10:25 AM
  • ricky52's Profile Photo

    What would you miss?

    by ricky52 Online Now Sep 24, 2016 at 4:34 PM

    Today I sold my beloved car.
    After my stroke and heart attack and my now impaired vision and the stupid cost of car insurance, I knew that I would not be driving anymore.
    A nice young lady who came all the way from Burton on Trent, fell in love with the car, paid cash and drove it away.
    As the car vanished down the road, I knew it was the end of a big part of my life.

    What would you miss if it was to be no more?

    19 Replies 3 hours ago
  • Odinnthor's Profile Photo

    Zydeco legend is no more

    by Odinnthor Online Now Sep 24, 2016 at 11:52 AM

    Just a note to share the news. Louisiana's Zydeco music legend Stanley "Buckwheat Zydeco" Dural Jr.. lost his battle with Cancer at 68. Buckwheat was to Zydeco music what Bob Marley was to Reggae. The Creole roots of Zydeco music is celebrated by the accordion played by Buckwheat. He introduced Zydeco music to the world, and he will be missed.

    youtube.com/watch?v=vjFYEoH9...

    youtube.com/watch?v=bbi3Y99V...

    .....and an entire concert.......

    youtube.com/watch?v=Vda7EuQc...

    5 Replies Yesterday
  • kaloz's Profile Photo

    Travel Lover Game

    by kaloz Online Now Sep 23, 2016 at 8:29 AM

    Using the last letter of the previous travel destination (Country in Brackets), suggest a place that you have been to, or would like to visit and tell us why (or a point of interest). I will start this off with my current home town: Cordova (Alaska).
    Cordova (Alaska) A small place with many festivals. Ice Worm festival in February, Shorebirds festival in May, Salmon Jam in July, Fungus festival in September. Not bad for a town of 2,000 people.
    (Suggested by Cho45)

    62 Replies 8 hours ago
  • Usctwin's Profile Photo

    Travel Guide Redesign Test and Single Tip Group Pages

    by Usctwin Online Now Sep 22, 2016 at 4:40 PM

    Hi All - I'm excited to announce a brand new look to travel guide tip group pages! Please note this is a 50/50 test so only half of all visitors to the site will see it. But I wanted to tell you how you can force it.

    When on a tip group page, if you do not see the new design, simply add ?poolBehavior=A to the end of the URL structure. For example, Grand Palace, Bangkok

    We've also introduce a single tip page. These new pages will be indexed and searchable by google and other search engines meaning more referrals to your pages directly, which will also count toward page views! You can see a sample here. But go at sunset....or dawn for solitude: Temple of the Dawn - Wat Arun Bangkok,

    Please remember this is a test phase and as such, we are looking to make improvements. We already have our own list we are working on for next week, but like always, we value your feedback and would love to hear your thoughts. Look forward to hearing from you!

    Thank you!

    VT Team

    65 Replies Yesterday
  • MacedonianUK's Profile Photo

    To book or not to book?

    by MacedonianUK Online Now Sep 22, 2016 at 3:59 PM

    I am about to book flight to Moscow for next month, and I found cheap light with S7 Airlines to Domodedevo .
    The same flight with Airberlin is €100 more expensive and they both go nearly at same time.
    Now I would like to know is S7 Airlines legit and how good it is.. I have been looking on the net for more info but is bit sporadic.. So can you please enlighten me, if you have used it?
    Many thanks

    P.s posted on Russia forum too

  • jojes's Profile Photo

    World Car Free Day

    by jojes Online Now Sep 22, 2016 at 1:25 AM

    September 22nd is 'World Car Free Day'. In several countries promotional campaigns are held to encourage people to use public transportation, carpool, ...
    Here in Belgium we have the 'Car Free Festival' ... Young talents show their musical talents in trainstations, at busstops, on train/tram/metro,...
    Several cities (amongst them Brussels) have had a car free day last sunday or will have one next week.

    Is there any such campaign in your country?
    Do you participate? This one is easy for me: I walk or cycle the mere 800 metres from my home front door to the door at work :-).

    28 Replies Sep 24, 2016 at 6:26 PM
  • mccalpin's Profile Photo

    Where do you think the Olympics should be held?

    by mccalpin Online Now Sep 21, 2016 at 9:18 PM

    I don't mean this as a political question; rather a serious question on the growing problem of cities withdrawing their bids or even just refusing to bid on holding the Summer Olympics because of the cost, because of security issues, and because of being stuck with sports venues that the city can't use effectively after the Olympics are over.

    I see that Rome just withdrew its application to host the Summer Olympics, joining Boston and Hamburg who have also withdrawn their bids, and Lord knows how many cities who won't even bother to apply. Two huge reasons are that (1) the host city invariably spends way more money than they intended, and (2) they are left with large sports venues that they have no way of effectively using. Even the Chinese sports venues are deteriorating, yet if any country could just order cities and sports teams to use the venues, you would think that China could.

    Honestly, I feel that we should strongly consider just returning the Summer Games to Greece and holding them there every 4 years (the Winter Games are a different story, and I don't think that they are such a problem). This would have multiple benefits: (1) the venues in Greece would be maintained (they aren't now) because they would be used every 4 years, (2) since tourism is the biggest industry in Greece, this would be a huge and permanent boon to the Greek economy, and (3) it would avoid the non-stop appearance of bribery, fraud, and theft that occurs with the choice of the new city and the massive public spending projects that we hear about in every city. Don't we seem to hear every 4 years of bribes taken by the IOC to pick this city or that? If we just stopped picking a new city every 4 years, we could eliminate a huge concern about the integrity of the Games.

    No, I am not suggesting that we go back to Olimpia in the Peloponnesus - pretty place that it is - but if we would just settle on one place (i.e. the existing venues in and around Athens from the 2004 Games), we would solve a lot of problems...and help out the birthplace of democracy at the same time...what do you guys think?

    Bill

    7 Replies Sep 27, 2016 at 2:58 AM
  • Enraged by Airlines

    by wildcatfan Online Now Sep 20, 2016 at 9:43 AM

    I am trying to recover from Airline induced rage....I'm planning a family vacation (6 adults) to Costa Rica for next March. 2 members will fly from Chicago, and 4 from the Northeast USA. I watched ticket prices for weeks, and I only observed prices going up, no downward movement. Finally, I found an excellent flight on United airlines, flying out of my local small-market airport, with only 1 layover for $250pp (one way). The flight arrived in CR at 1pm, and I quickly found a similar flight for the Chicago folks, also arriving around 1pm. I bought the tickets, then used points on another airline to purchase return tickets.

    Not 4 days later, I get an email from United that they've changed my Northeast departure itinerary, and we are now arriving in CR (after 2 connections) at 9:15pm! With this itinerary I would have to drive in our rental car on unfamiliar roads to find our rental house in the dead of night! And the Chicago family members would be waiting for us at the airport for 8 hours!

    Well, needless to say, I jumped online and found a less bad itinerary, but still not as good as the first one, and called United and was able to make the change. However....the new itinerary is out of a different airport, farther away, and I'll now have to pay for parking. And, our return flight is still to the original airport. So unless I'm able to find a comparable airfare for my return flight to the other airport, and make the change, I'll end up leaving 2 cars at two different airports.

    Ugh! Why do legacy airlines do this to us?

    14 Replies Sep 27, 2016 at 10:02 AM
  • samitbabu's Profile Photo

    About VT App

    by samitbabu Online Now Sep 19, 2016 at 10:56 PM

    Will Virtual tourist have an iOS or Android App in the near future ?

    4 Replies Sep 21, 2016 at 9:28 PM
  • Rixie's Profile Photo

    Be a random person

    by Rixie Online Now Sep 19, 2016 at 10:41 AM

    France has begun a program similar to the "talk to a Swede" program. You call the number and are routed to a random, multilingual French citizen for a conversation. It's meant to circumvent the tourist bureaus and connect you with real people who can answer your questions. thelocal.fr/20160919/what-ha...

    Would you be likely to call the number?

    If a program like this started in your home country, would you volunteer to be a random person?

     

    12 Replies Yesterday
  • Qustion about the armor on King Arthur's sculpture - Hofkirche Innsbruck

    by LarryP15 Online Now Sep 19, 2016 at 9:35 AM

    I recently bought an 18 inch bronze sculpture of King Arthur, reproduction of the bronze at the Hofkirche. It is highly detailed and shows the chain he is wearing, with what appears to be 4 griffins hanging on the chain, each clutching a ram on the front of the armor and repeated on the back... but the griffin on the back of Arthur's right shoulder is not clutching a ram, but instead is hanging upside down on the chain, while the ram is suspended below it. Question: Is this odd diversion in the griffin-ram theme, characteristic of the statue at the Hofkirche? Thank You! Larry Washington, USA

    3 Replies Sep 21, 2016 at 11:05 AM
  • Donna_in_India's Profile Photo

    Where to go in Feb?

    by Donna_in_India Online Now Sep 19, 2016 at 4:49 AM

    Kasha (7) and I are taking a week off in February while husband goes to visit family in India. We're coming from NY/NJ and have a total of 9 days including travel time. We like wildlife and are thinking of Costa Rica or the Amazon or.....? We can do any place that's nice with a beach as well and would prefer to head east but it doesn't seem like the weather in any part of Europe will be warm enough to swim. Any thoughts?

    16 Replies Sep 21, 2016 at 4:25 PM
  • colombotravel's Profile Photo

    Kind Request

    by colombotravel Online Now Sep 18, 2016 at 7:56 PM

    As we know Sri Lanka is one of a greatest place to visit in the world mainly because of the bio diversity. You simply find the difference traveling in 3 or 4 hours into the countryside. I am a Sri Lankan and use to travel frequently in diffract areas of the country. Last few days I was in Sigiriya and Dambulla. All are well with dry weather and lots of local and foreign tourists are around there.

    But one incident touched my heart so much. Because in the world of bio diversity we humans enjoy while some of other creatures are suffering. I sow lots of monkeys beg for drop of water in case no where to find any water source around. I saw there eyes are prying when people carrying water bottles drinking on their way to the Dambulla cave temple. No one seems could think of those helpless creatures but enjoy so much seen them.

    When one drop of water fallen on the dried stone Monkeys came and lick it. People trow away the empty water bottles, they come and lick them. My request is carry one extra water bottle for them and fill small stone pits with water and they can consume it. Think that we all feel thirsty.

     

    4 Replies Sep 20, 2016 at 12:10 PM
  • into-thin-air's Profile Photo

    Anyone with recent experiences with easyJet ????

    by into-thin-air Online Now Sep 18, 2016 at 8:53 AM

    Just wondering what other VT’ers have experienced with easyJet recently as I just took a return flight with them from Manchester to Funchal and compared too many previous trips, they appear to have gone to the Dogs !!
    The flight was delayed on the way out – I then went to pick up friends the next day who had caught an easyJet flight from London and that was also delayed – Then my flight home was also delayed and when we eventually arrived back at Manchester, it was just a catalogue of errors – First there was no driver for the sky bridge and when the pilot tried to find out what the delay was, he was told by another easyJet pilot that they had landed over half an hour earlier on a stand and were still awaiting busses, then when we eventually managed to get off the plane, there was another ½ hour delay before the luggage appeared on the carrousel.

    Does this sound familiar to anyone – OR was I just Very Unlucky ??

    Thanks
    Rob

    16 Replies Sep 21, 2016 at 2:32 PM
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    Billet-doux

    by anilpradhanshillong Online Now Sep 17, 2016 at 4:37 AM

    What did you do with your billet-doux? Or what are you planning to do with them? Leave them around after you have left or burn them to a cinder so no one else can read them later? Or will you ask your 'bitter-half' what to do with them?

    6 Replies Sep 19, 2016 at 4:41 AM
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    Exhausted?

    by Basaic Online Now Sep 16, 2016 at 12:32 PM

    Why do I feel exhausted? I just wrote my 10,002nd tip on VT. Not all are that good of course but I do enjoy writing them, especially for the less traveled destinations.

    23 Replies Sep 20, 2016 at 9:45 PM
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    oodles of it

    by pfsmalo Online Now Sep 16, 2016 at 9:47 AM

    Looks like I'm in the money.......

    Good Evening I am Ad**s Robert,I contacted you concerning the fund $ 9.5 M***n dollars deposited in a bank here by my late client who bear the same name with you. Please contact for more details in my private email (rob*****r@gmail.com).i wait for reply.

     

    10 Replies Sep 24, 2016 at 5:45 PM
  • Travel snacks

    by wildcatfan Online Now Sep 15, 2016 at 6:36 PM

    What snacks do you bring when traveling? Looking for fresh ideas for snacks that are (relatively) nutritious and travel well. The usual that I bring are granola bars, peanuts, instant oatmeal, and dark chocolate.

    15 Replies Sep 21, 2016 at 2:42 PM
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    Paper or electronic?

    by ADAMYAMEY Online Now Sep 15, 2016 at 1:44 PM

    I am just beginning to discover the joys of reading on Kindle. I find it especially useful for reading old books that hve been scanned and stored as .pdf files, for example WM Leakes "Travels in Northern Greece" (1835), one of the first books in English about travelling in Albania.

    Do you use Kindle, and if so do you carry it when you travel in preference to 'real' books? Any disadvantages or advantages of travelling with a Kindle apart from obvious weight considerations?

    31 Replies Sep 23, 2016 at 7:57 AM
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    Some people come into our lives and quickly go.. ..........

    by sudo2008 Online Now Sep 15, 2016 at 12:33 AM

    Hi friends , after long , i am here, i will not share reason, today i will share something interesting......... Some people come into our lives and quickly go.. Some people become friends and stay awhile... leaving beautiful footprints on our hearts. and we are never quite the same because we have made a good friend!! Yesterday is history. Tomorrow a mystery. Today is a gift. That's why it's called the present! I think this is special...live and savour every moment... This is not a dress rehearsal! Right Now - -somebody is thinking of you. -somebody is caring about you. -somebody misses you -somebody wants to talk to you. -somebody wants to be with you. -somebody hopes you aren't in trouble. -somebody is thankful for the support you have provided. -somebody wants to hold your hand. -somebody hopes everything turns out all right. -somebody wants you to be happy. -somebody wants you to find him/her. -somebody is celebrating your successes. -somebody wants to give you a gift. -somebody thinks that you ARE a gift. -somebody loves you. -somebody admires your strength. -somebody is thinking of you and smiling. -somebody wants to be your shoulder to cry on. __________________ "Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around." ( Source Internet )

    11 Replies 11 hours ago
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    Last few weeks to join the VT Annual Treasure Hunt

    by jo104 Online Now Sep 12, 2016 at 7:56 AM

    If you want to join us at the London treasure hunt following the flames of the Great Fire of London on Saturday 11AM AT Liberty Bounds Pub sign up at VT Meeting

    3 Replies Sep 16, 2016 at 11:26 AM
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    Last few weeks to join the london treasure hunt if you want?

    by jo104 Online Now Sep 12, 2016 at 7:55 AM

    If you want to join us at the London treasure hunt following the flames of the Great Fire of London on Saturday 11AM AT Liberty Bounds Pub VT Meeting

    2 Replies Sep 14, 2016 at 12:54 AM
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    Vietnamese foods

    by Penelope4 Online Now Sep 12, 2016 at 6:42 AM

    Hello! It will be my first visit to Ho Chi Minh next month. Could you recommend native foods that you enjoyed (from appetizer to soup to main course to dessert)? Thanks.

    13 Replies 8 hours ago
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    No more then 10-20 members online

    by croisbeauty Online Now Sep 12, 2016 at 3:37 AM

    Making own pages is painstaking job and I wonder does it worth at all, in light of the fact that no one is watching what we have done. Attendance of VT is miserable, there are no more then 10-20 members online in a day!
    I could be wrong (it's a matter of individual taste) but the look of VT home page is total failure, unattractive and unimaginative. Such look of open page no one can attract.

    43 Replies Sep 14, 2016 at 5:55 AM